Philip Pare

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The Very. Rev Philip Norris Pare , MA was an eminent Anglican priest and author [1] in the second half of the 20th century.[2]
He was born on 13 May 1910 [3] and educated at Nottingham High School and King's College, Cambridge.[4] He was ordained after a period of study at Ripon College Cuddesdon in 1935 [5] and was initially a Curate at All Saints, West Dulwich.[6] After this he was Vice-Principal at Bishops College, Cheshunt and then a Chaplain in the RNVR until the end of World War II. Returning to Cheshunt he was its Vicar until 1957 and then Missioner Canon Stipendiary for the Diocese of Wakefield, a post he held until 1962. He was then Provost of Wakefield until 1971.
He died on 20 April 1992.


  1. ^ Amongst others he wrote "Eric Milner-White, A Memoir", 1965; "Re-Thinking Our Worship", 1967; and "God Made the Devil?: a ministry of healing", 1985 > British Library website accessed 19:06 GMT 7 February 2011
  2. ^ The Times, Friday, 11 Jan 1963; pg. 11; Issue 55596; col G Letter to the Editor from The Very Rev PHILIP N. PARE
  3. ^ Genealogical web-site
  4. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  5. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory1940-41 Oxford, OUP 1940
  6. ^ Parish web site
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Noel Thomas Hopkins
Provost of Wakefield
1962 – 1971
Succeeded by
John Field Lister